Cumulus – A Linux Desktop Weather App released

Cumulus, a weather app which was recently resurrected by Daryl Bennett, is a simple Linux desktop weather application with a clean aesthetic. Cumulus for those who may not know the history chain was forked from Typhoon (a community based version) which was based on Stormcloud by Jono Cooper. According to the developer, the apps forecasts are powered by the latest Yahoo! Weather API.

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Cumulus comes with a number of attractive features:

  • Set a custom background color and Location
  • Adjust opacity
  • Choose between various temperatures such as celsius, fahrenheit, & kelvin
  • Select your desired wind speed unit as follows miles/h, kilometre/h, metres/s
  • Toggle Unity Launcher badge

Few Known Bugs

  • There are a few grey clouds spoiling an otherwise bright first run
  • Some opacity issues on first-run
  • Dead links
  • Broken support pages
  • Credits panel that credits the old developers
  • Window isn’t resizable may annoy some of you

Install Cumulus on on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://github.com/kd8bny/cumulus/releases/download/v1.0.0/cumulus_1.0.0_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi cumulus_1.0.0_amd64.deb

Note: On Ubuntu 16.04 which I tested on, I was unable to run the application. To fix that, I ran the following commands:

sudo apt install gir1.2-webkit-3.0 python-gobject
 
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